Today in 5 Lines
President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, at 7 p.m. MT. Navy Commander Admiral Scott H. Swift said divers have found remains of some of the 10 missing U.S. sailors from the USS John S. McCain, the Navy warship that collided with an oil tanker on Monday. The Treasury Department sanctioned 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and entities for allegedly aiding North Korea. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution for a man who was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday in light of new DNA evidence. The Senate health committee will hold its first bipartisan health-care hearings on September 6 and 7.
Today on The Atlantic
Occupied Territory: Vann R. Newkirk II describes what it was like to grow up surrounded by Confederate monuments: “I did not belong in the society represented by the statues, even though my ancestors had tilled the land for centuries. I was at once, somehow, a thrall and an invader,” he writes.
Enough Is Enough: During Monday’s address on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, President Trump vowed that the U.S. will achieve “an outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made.” He overpromised. (Andrew Exum)
Sticking With Him: Members of President Trump’s business advisory councils resigned following his response to Charlottesville, but most of the pastors on Trump’s evangelical advisory board haven’t: “If there was ever a time that we need to give counsel and advice, it’s right now,” one member said. (Emma Green)